Daily Life - Ordering Chinese Food (C0291)

Waitress:  Hi, welcome to Happy Buddah! Can I get you anything to drink?
Manny:  A Coke for me, please.
Andrea:  I’ll have a Sprite.
Waitress:  Okay, I’ll go get that for you. Are there any questions with the menu?
Andrea:  Do you use MSG?
Waitress:  No ma’am, we are MSG-free.
Andrea:  Oh man, I haven’t had Chinese food in so long! I want everything! This place has the BEST sesame chicken.
Manny:  Yeah, I’ve been craving Chinese for such a long time. I used to get take-out all the time. It’s definitely been a while. Let’s start off with some crab rangoon.
Andrea:  Ooh yeah, that sounds good. I think I’m going to get the sesame chicken with fried rice, a spring roll, and egg drop soup.
Manny:  It’s so tempting to order everything on the menu, it all looks so appetizing! I think I’ll get General Tso’s chicken, hot and sour soup, fried wontons, and white rice.
Andrea:  Aren’t you supposed to be on a diet? You should at least get brown rice.
Manny:  I don’t think so! I hate brown rice, and I’m so sick of eating healthy all the time. I’ve been eating so much salad I swear I’ve forgotten what meat tastes like! There’s no better remedy than some nice, greasy, calorie-laden Chinese food. I might even get an order of broccoli beef!
Andrea:  Gosh, I’m so hungry! Let’s call the waitress over!

Key Vocabulary

cravinga very strong desire for something
remedya medicine or treatment
take-outfood that is sold by a store to be eaten elsewhere

Supplementary Vocabulary

adaptationsomething that is changed/alerted to suit a new form
guilty pleasurean indulgence,; something that you eat, drink, or do that you shouldn't, but makes you happy
hits the spotjust right; just what you were looking for (often refers to food or a drink)

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